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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Morgantown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morgantown and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Morgantown:
    • 33.305680, -88.997005
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Morgantown
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Morgantown ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Morgantown.

There are two communities within Mississippi that are also named Morgantown.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Adams County
      • This Morgantown is located in Adams County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Morgantown.
    • Marion County
      • This Morgantown is located in Marion County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Morgantown.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • La Paz County
      • This Morgantown is located in La Paz County and lies 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km]<1> to the west of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Paz County community of Morgantown.
    • Florida
      • Charlotte County
      • This Morgantown is located in Charlotte County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<1> to the southeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlotte County community of Morgantown.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This Morgantown is located in Morgan County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Morgantown.
    • Kentucky
      • Butler County
      • This Morgantown is located in Butler County and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Morgantown.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Morgantown [Allegany County].
      • Charles County
      • This Morgantown is located in Charles County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Morgantown.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Morgantown [Clark County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Morgantown is located in Alamance County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Morgantown.
    • Ohio
      • Clinton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Morgantown.
      • Highland County
      • This community is historic and although located in Highland County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Morgantown.
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Morgantown [Jackson County].
      • Mahoning County
      • This Morgantown is located in Mahoning County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Morgantown.
      • Pike County
      • This Morgantown is located in Pike County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km] to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Morgantown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Morgantown is located in Berks County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Morgantown.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea County
      • This Morgantown is located in Rhea County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Morgantown.
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Morgantown is located in Fauquier County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Morgantown.
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This Morgantown is located in Monongalia County and lies 664 miles [1,068.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Morgantown that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Morgantown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morgantown ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Craig Springs [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig Springs
    • Craig Springs [Oktibbeha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Morgantown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig Springs
  • Deposit [Winston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deposit
    • Deposit [Winston County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgantown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Evergreen [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Winston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Morgantown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Green Acres [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Oktibbeha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Gum Springs [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
      • Gum Springs [Winston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
    • Highpoint [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highpoint
      • Highpoint [Winston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highpoint
    • Longview [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Oktibbeha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Pleasant Ridge [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Oktibbeha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Self Creek [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Self Creek
      • Self Creek [Oktibbeha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Self Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Self Creek
    • Sunset [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Oktibbeha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Whispering Pines [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Oktibbeha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgantown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Morgantown. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Morgantown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<5>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Morgantown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<5>
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Morgantown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<5>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Morgantown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<5>

How Far From Morgantown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Morgantown to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Morgantown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Starkville, which is the Seat of Oktibbeha County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morgantown to Starkville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Oktibbeha County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Morgantown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Morgantown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3057, Longitude: -88.9970       In this case, the coordinates for Morgantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Morgantown could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Morgantown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Morgantown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.996 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.786 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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